MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

High Risk Medic

at MiraCosta College

about the high risk medic program

Whether you are working in the US or abroad, well rounded medical training can be the difference between life and death. Many do not have time to attend lengthy Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic courses, not to mention the dedication and opportunity to become a military medic. The High Risk Medic course was designed with this in mind and covers the most important live-saving aspects of all of these emergency medical professions in a high-retention 6-day format. No prior medical training is required to take the High Risk First Responder Medic course.


why attend miracosta?

  • GI Bill ® approved, WIOA funding approved programs

  • Accelerated training can get you into a job in less than a month

  • Medic of the year took our course and endorsed it!

Course Length
6 days

Hours of Instruction
Monday-Sunday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

No prior medical training is required to take the High Risk First Responder Medic course

what you will learn

  • Stopping Severe Bleeding
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certification
  • Emergency Cricothyrotomy
  • Needle Decompression
  • Medical Emergencies & Medications
  • Advanced Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  • Basic and Advanced Airways
  • Wound Packing
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Remote Medical Care
  • Emergency and Nonemergency Patient Moves

after course completion


If students attend all classes and complete the necessary hands-on training, they will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from MiraCosta College Community Education, a CRP/AED  for Professional Rescuers certificate and card, and a Tactical Combat Casualty Care Provider certificate and card.

Career Paths

This course will benefit many high risk career paths and will add value when applying for any security or law enforcement related career.

meet your instructors

Chris Cluff

Chris Cluff started his protection career protecting corporate clients in the Chicago area and is an executive protection medic with operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia and domestically. Mr. Cluff is also a certified DOD Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Instructor, Levels 1 and 2. He is a nationally registered paramedic and advanced tactical practitioner, Illinois State licensed paramedic with numerous specialty care endorsement. Mr. Cluff is a certified Tactical Combat Casualty Care instructor (NAEMT).


The tactical medicine course is by far the best I have seen in my 15 years of service in the SEAL teams. The final exercise is as realistic and stressful as I’ve seen in a training environment. They not only hit the wickets for the cert but also provide some unparalleled realistic training scenarios using Hollywood makeup artists and the most knowledgeable instructors in the business.

Best medical training in my 18 years of Law Enforcement!

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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